1AM Gallery celebrates its six-year in South of Market and the beginning of its 2015 programming with “1AM Revolution,” a diverse group show of local and international artists affiliated with the gallery’s robust history. With this exhibition, 1AM reaffirms and renews its mission to celebrate and uphold the freedom of speech and creative expression through art exhibitions, mural services, and its classes and workshops. 1AM Gallery writes, “As the world climate and social issues have taken hold of our future, there has never been a time more important than now to exercise our freedom of speech through the arts. All of our exhibiting artists have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works.” From the colorful abstract paintings like “Point of No Return” by Kenor, to the surrealistic figurative works like “Chasing Waldo” by Sckaro, and even to those that are created with more direct social and political commentary imagery like “Beautiful World” by Pemex and “Don’t Call It Frisco” by Optimist, the exhibition’s wide variety illustrate the gallery inclusion of artists working in a wide variety of subject matter and style.
Artists whose work is on view in “1AM Revolution” include Poesia, MadC, Scott Sueme, Bask, Does, Optimist, Tes One, Defer, Pemex, Kenor, Mike “Bam” Tyau, Pener, Sen2, Nuria Mora, and Thomas Bestvina, Mark Bode, Ratur, JS Weis, Kamea Hadar, Amanda Lynn, Mags, Monty Guy, Christopher De Leon, Leon Loucheur, and Robert Bowen.